SDalkoholic (2219) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Created a violent foam head that eventually retreated while a golden blonde liquid rested below. The nose is mild with an obvious hop aroma but instead of being sharp and vibrant it was more tame and only suggested a minor spicy smell and a minimum scent of citrus or pine. The drink is strong with alcohol that reminds me of vodka or gin and has a minor fruity flavor that tastes of pine and juniper berries.
anders37 (18914) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
nickd717 (3602) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Slightly hazy orange-copper with a sticky whitish head. Citrusy aroma with a dank note to it and a bit of butterscotch. The flavor is good but has a few things weird about it. Caramel, grains, blood orange, and dank with a metallic finish. Medium-plus body with a good carbonation level. Could stand to improve, but not bad.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A big blond IPA with sweet canned fruits flavor. Meh
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed 3 months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks Matt
The look: Partly cloudy blond-orange body topped by a medium white with medium retention
In long: Nose is fruity hops but not fresh fruity, it is more like the aroma I get when I open a can of fruits (canned peaches, canned pineapples, canned pears). Taste is more of the same. A neutral bready pale malt backbone with a lot of sweet fruity flavors. This beer taste like a crust-less slice of white bread soaked with the juice of canned fruits. There is also some alcohol warmth and a slight resinous bitterness. So Iím reading here that this beer is brewed with hops extract, Iím surprised, Iím usually good at noticing when something is fake, I can almost always tell when a movie uses CGI instead of real dinosaurs.
SHIG (3883) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a copper orange with plenty of carbonated bubbles that form a off white cream head. Aroma is citrus fruit and faint hops. Taste is light hops with a butterscotch and fruit sweetness. Think this is getting past its best by date.
olio (7371) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Apex, Portland.
Pours hazy orange color with small head. Aroma of vegetables, fruits, hops and some goose berry bush. Flavour of fruits, vegetables, caramel and grass. Unbalanced and raw.
jgb9348 (5022) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper coloured body with a nice orange glow and a thickish, two centimetre tall tan head that leaves a fairly nice lace. Aroma of pungent, grapefruity and piney hops with a very apricot and fruity finish and a good strong dose of malt is very noticeable with a hint of alcohol. Full-bodied; Deep resiny, piney hop cone flavour with a lot of alcohol notes, some full-bodied sweetness and a good complexity that shows off very well for the style. Aftertaste is quite strong with a good balance of alcohol, sweetness, maltiness and a ton of hops, but all kept in check by the complexities around. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA that tastes like it has more alcohol than íjustí 8.5%, but a good beer with a good complexity while still showing off the hops and malt. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 05-May-2012 for US$13.99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-July-2012.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.
S - Grapefruit, tropical, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, hint of booze.
T - Sweet caramel and biscuit malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy, and spicy hops, resiny bitterness.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bitter, lightly dry and sweet finish.
D - Nice DIPA. Godd hop profile.
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours hazy golden orange with very high white fluffy head. Amazing retention with strong lacing. S - sweet malty aromas reminiscent of canned fruits ( fruit cocktail), bready and caramel malts follow. Mellow subtle hops, light grasses and soap. M - full bodied, high carb. Simple palate. Malt heavy. High alcohol content is noticeable. T - soapy lightly citrus hops up front, centennial hops ( sun tea bitter) on the nose. Bready and caramel malts on the palate. Dry grassy bitter hoppy end. O - simple sweet malt heavy dipa. Drinkable but unremarkable. 3.4
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5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Hazy golden, orange hued, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Soft fruity and citrusy hop nose.   Sweet citrus rind like flavors up front.   Has a stale aspect to it that detracts a bit.   While being flavorful and aromatic, its not very bright or fresh.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This is not uber hoppy, nor uber malty.   Finishes with a pithy astringency that lingers well after the finish.   The 8.5% is well hidden, but overall it isnít a fresh or bright example.   Enjoyable regardless.